The Black Cat (1934)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1934. Universal Pictures. Story by Edgar G. Ulmer, Peter Ruric, Screenplay by Peter Ruric, suggested by a story by Edgar Allan Poe. Cinematography by John J. Mescall. Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. Music by Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Charles D. Hall. Costume Design by…

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The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Sturges Carne, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film…

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Wonder Man (1945)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, adaptation by Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, from a story by Arthur Sheekman.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William E. Snyder.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by…

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The Last Outpost (1935)

CHARLES BARTON, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, adaptation by Charles Brackett, Frank Partos, based on the short story The Drum by F. Britten Austin.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Bernard Kaun, William E. Lynch, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier,…

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Imitation of Life (1934)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1934.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by William Hurlbut, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright.  The Douglas Sirk remake of 1959 is better known,…

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Dangerous (1935)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Laird Doyle.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hugh Reticker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Richards.  Popular opinion had it that Bette Davis was overlooked by the Academy for her performance in Of…

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The Invisible Man (1933)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1933.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by R.C. Sherriff, based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent. The classic James Whale adventure features state-of-the-art visual effects in this terrifying story of a lab scientist (Claude…

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I’m No Angel (1933)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Story, Screenplay and Dialogue by Mae West, with suggestions by Lowell Brentano.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron. Music by Herman Hand, Howard Jackson, Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering. Mae West…

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All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1930.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by George Abbott, adaptation by Del Andrews, Maxwell Anderson, dialogue by Maxwell Anderson, supervising story chief C. Gardner Sullivan, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Sam Perry, Heinz Roemheld.   Production Design by Charles D….

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Hands Across The Table (1935)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields, based on a story by Vina Delmar.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea. Carole Lombard shines…

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Three Smart Girls (1936)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by John W. Harkrider.  Costume Design by Albert Nickels.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.  Academy Awards 1936. Its morality is hopelessly dated, but the fun is still infectious after all…

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Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

LAMBERT HILLYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Bram Stoker, Screenplay by Garrett Fort, based on a suggestion by David O. Selznick, and characters created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by George Robinson.  Produced by E.M. Asher.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Brymer.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Gloria Holden makes a…

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